Issue details

Shortbreaks provision for Disabled Children

Currently shortbreaks for disabled children are provided through a commissioned service for activities and in house provision of overnight shortbreaks. The in house provision will be increasing as The Elms shortbreaks home in Workington is transferring to local authority control from Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust. Cabinet will be asked to consider a proposal developed in conjunction with Cumbria Parent Carer Forum for the future provision of shortbreaks.
The decision will focus on commissioning both activity and overnight shortbreaks in three areas (Allerdale and Copeland, Barrow and South Lakeland, Carlisle and Eden)


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Abandoned

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/07/2015

Anticipated restriction: Private  - View reasons

Decision due: 22 Oct 2015 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning

Lead director: Executive Director - People (Deputy Chief Executive)

Department: People

Contact: John Macilwraith, Executive Director - People (Deputy Chief Executive) The Courts, Carlisle CA3 8NA Email: Tel: 01228 226833.


There have been two face to face consultation events with parents and ongoing online consultation. Further face to face consultations will be undertaken in the run up to Cabinet. In addition there will be consultation with young people in September.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee / Advisory Board: Children & Young People's Scrutiny Advisory Board